A Manhattan nanny stabbed two children to death and then slit her wrists in a failed suicide attempt Thursday afternoon, sources said.
The mother of the children — ages 3 and 5 — came home about 5:34 p.m. to find them dead in a bathtub at their tony apartment at The Rochelle on West 75th Street on the Upper West Side, the sources said.
The nanny, who has not been identified, is in police custody. She was rushed to New York Presbyterian in critical condition, sources added.
A neighbor said she heard “the mother screaming hysterically” when she arrived at the apartment. She said the pediatrician mother also had a third child, who was unharmed and appeared to not have been home during the vicious attack.
“It’s horrifying, it’s a very quiet building,” said the neighbor, who met the nanny for the first time yesterday and described her as “very quiet.”
“She just stared ahead,” the neighbor added.
This is horrible!